October 22, 2010
Affiliate marketing is fast becoming popular as one of the best ways to make money online. However there are number of tools that one needs to be aware of when they are making use of affiliate programs to create communication about products and services they are marketing. While most people focus on ads to create awareness there has to be provision for tools that does not require you to spend any money to get people to the websites you wish to get followers to.
Publishing articles are one of the best ways to generate traffic without spending any money. Below are a few things you need to pay attention to if you want to generate traffic with articles.
Websites: There are a number of sites online that accept articles absolutely free of cost. Though there are a tonne of such websites and you need to identify websites that match your niche, are willing to publish your articles free of cost and are willing to sometimes even pay you for your efforts. Most websites look at creating a data base of articles on a variety of topics and if you can fill that need and serve your own purpose and get paid in the bargain, it’s a win-win situation.
So work on identifying a website that can provide you with exactly what you need and start generating content on a regular basis for the identified websites.
Free: What you need to remember is that submitting articles is free so the only effort you have to put in is in terms of time. Make sure you dedicate some time everyday in generating a few articles because it is only going to create more of a following and create traffic to your program.
Content: The content you generate has to be genuine and unique and not copied from other sources. You need to ensure that the person who is reading it can derive value from the same and will be interested in following the link back to your affiliate program.
Keywords: Keywords will help you in getting a good ranking in search engines. So make sure you have an appropriate amount of keywords spread across the article. However do not over do it, because search engines today have become highly sophisticated and if your article is stuffed with keywords, they will catch it and tag it as spam.
Quantity: The more articles you generate the better it is for your program. Set a target for yourself and ensure you meet it everyday. The more articles you have on the internet along with your blog as well as ads increase the chances of more traffic to your programs.
Now that you know that articles can really help you generating traffic and can also provide a trade off for investments in ads, all you have to do is focus on generating as many unique articles as you can to make the most of your affiliate programs. It is indeed a great way to get people to your program and you will see positive results once you get going.